Vanilla Frosting for Cakes

Vanilla frosting recipes – how to make vanilla frosting for cakes without buttercream from scratch in 8 steps at home.

Easy frosting recipe to make vanilla icing with simple and tasty ingredients.

Learn in this video how to make a vanilla frosting for cake by using a yummy and easy icing recipe!

SUPER EASY homemade vanilla icing recipe by! ENJOY baking cakes at home! 👌

👌 Quick vanilla frosting recipe – video 📺

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➡️ What ingredients do you need to make vanilla frosting for cakes? ❓

Powdered Sugar

1) 200 g/7 oz of powdered sugar
2) 1 tbsp of sunflower oil
3) 1 tbsp of vanilla essence
4) 4 tbsp of hot cow milk

➡️ How to make vanilla frosting from scratch? ❓

Easy Vanilla Frosting Recipe for Cake

1) place caster sugar into a bowl
2) pour milk into a saucepan and place it on the stovetop over medium temperature
3) wait until milk is hot, then take the saucepan off from the stove
4) pour a spoon of oil over sugar, then pour vanilla essence and hot milk into the bowl
5) combine ingredients from the bowl by hand until you get a smooth icing or frosting
6) pour icing gradually over bundt cake, cupcakes, or another cake type and let it flow naturally down on the side
7) wait to harden frosting completely (at least 3 hours)
8) slice cake up as desired if necessary, then serve it

➡️ Tips for the vanilla frosting recipe for cakes 🔎

Vanilla cake belongs to some of the most popular homemade cake recipes. As a result, there are available lots of vanilla cake recipes with or without a cream filling.

Additionally, there are many home cake recipes that use icing or frosting for garnishing. Most of you are, probably, familiar with frosting for cake prepared with butter. However, icing can be made without butter as well.

Making vanilla frosting for a cake without butter is very easy. The entire process is very quick and the recipe doesn’t require many ingredients.

This vanilla icing recipe is one of the easiest homemade frosting recipes, it requires very few ingredients, and the preparation time is very short. As a result, it’s a very good choice when you want to make a quick icing for the cake you are just baking.

Please don’t make confusion between vanilla buttercream frosting and this frosting recipe. Frosting with buttercream is a completely different recipe and requires butter and, sometimes, thermal processing.

Despite its simplicity, the vanilla frosting recipe for cakes is very useful! It will enable you to make quickly an icing that looks very good after hardening! Plus, the icing gives more flavor to the cake that you make.

Most often, I use this vanilla frosting recipe when I make bundt cake or cupcakes, or muffins. Of course, it can be used for many other homemade cakes.

Besides vanilla flavor, this icing can be prepared with another aroma as well. Just replace vanilla essence with lemon, orange, mint, almond, or any other flavor and you get an icing with that specific taste.

The most important advice to make this icing recipe with great results is to combine very well ingredients to obtain a smooth mixture without lumps. Basically, you have to dissolve sugar completely and that’s the secret to making a very fine frosting!

➡️ Is frosting the same as icing?

Yes, frosting for cake means exactly the same thing as icing for the cake.
Basically, it’s powdered sugar dissolved into a liquid and combined with other ingredients to get a smooth and slightly viscous mixture, similar to a cream.
Frosting or icing is used to garnish a cake or torte.

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